MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTA+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and education.
The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP) was launched in May 1992 as the Atlanta Executive Network (AEN) by a committee of 15 individuals, led by founding president Allen Jones, who believed that gay and lesbian business professionals had much to offer each other and the community.
They believed that building a network of professionals focusing on the unique gifts of the individual rather than sexual orientation would empower both the organization’s members and the Atlanta LGBT community. By creating a forum in which we could learn from and support each other, AEN would improve the businesses and professional lives of its members, as well as harnessing the power of collective economic resources to combat negative stereotypes and work towards ending employment discrimination.
MAAP Board of Directors
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